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post #21 of 47
I haven't posted on any of these daily check-in threads yet, but I would REALLY love to go into labor some time soon and have a baby tonight or tomorrow! My due date is in a week give or take a few days according to the two opinions, so it's not THAT unlikely, is it? Even though I've had precious few contractions and don't know what a mucus plug looks like yet...
post #22 of 47
Good luck to all the laboring moms! Sounds like today might be the day for a few of us.

I am lazying around this morning feeling really crummy. I had another awful night. Heartburn, diarrea, and lots of strong (lean against the wall and groan) contractions. This happened last week too, so I just rode it out for the night and then went to bed around 5am. Contractions have stopped and I am left feeling spent and worn down this morning.

This just be the longest labor ever. :

My lovely dh is working a half day and coming home to take dd to her piano lesson so I hang out all day and chill.
post #23 of 47
Woo! to all the moms who are having their babies today. Easy labor and healthy baby vibes! :

Like almost everyone else, dh and I have got a touch of the local bug : I've been loading up on the vitamin C and trying to get to bed earlier. Unfortunately, I'm without a washer and dryer at the moment, so I haven't been able to wash the sheets. We've been trying to get a hasty remodel done on the bathroom and laundry area before the baby gets here. I'm hoping we get the new stackables in today. If not, I may just have to run over to mom's house to get some laundry done.

I'm 38+2 today, and there's no real updates for today yet. Monday was officially dilating day. Yesterday was mp day. I'm wondering what today will bring... if anything. We'll see!
post #24 of 47
to all those that are sick - I am starting to feel better and it seems everyone in the house is feeling well, for the first time in over a month, so maybe that is a sign for the baby to come!

I am 39+4. No real signs, just strong BH here and there and I could feel cervical twinges all day yesterday, so I hope something is happening!

My house has NEVER been this clean and organized the 10 years we have lived here so that is nice and my DH is defiantly nesting, he has been cleaning up and getting rid of things that normal would be huge fights

Good luck and ELV to all those having babies today!
post #25 of 47
Not much going on here...39 wks +1 day.

It's cold and raining outside, a good day to rest!

Sending my get well vibes, and warmest wishes to those in labor!!!

I like Tofu mom's affirmation...I'm not in a hurry, baby decides :-)

~Amanda&BabyMac
post #26 of 47

41wks+1

Oh my goodness, EVERYONE seems sick! I can't imagine what you're feeling.....here's hoping that all of your babies stay put until you're on the mend!

I'm also on the list of "mw appointment today". As far as I know, this will be my last appointment before they have to drop me (unless they schedule on for next Monday, but I really doubt it---that's the last day they can attend my birth, so except for talking about hospital options (which I imagine we'll do today), there's not much they can do for me at that point.

Hopefully things will happen on their own before then. DH is working from home this morning so that I can go to my appointment by myself. I haven't had any internals yet, and just in case I DO have one, I don't want DS to be there---he's gotten so used to the way appointments go, that something that different might freak him out. I also want to be able to have our conversation without interruption today, since I suspect it will be a more serious one than we've had so far.

One of my two midwives said, THREE WEEKS AGO, that she felt like I'd go on her watch. Well, I've always felt that way too, but then she went out of town and I figured we were both wrong. This baby has hung on so long that she's now back on call, so maybe we WERE right, just a few weeks off!

I had timeable contractions before bed AGAIN last night, and they actually got painful when I laid down for the night. Then they stopped. DS was up a bunch, and then up for the day at 5:30AM. DH was sweet enough to get up with him, though, so that I could lay there for another hour. I had been awake since 2:30AM, and just didn't want to face the world yet.

I'm still in pretty good spirits, though. I guess I just had to get all of the blahs out this past Saturday. The snow (ice?) is still on the ground today, so the roads are pretty bad right around here, but I think they're much better in the rest of the region. A few more hours (of melting), and it would be a GREAT time to have a baby!! Come on, baby!

Oh yeah----all of you who are sick and going to the mw's today, DON'T GET YOUR MIDWIFE SICK!!!!
post #27 of 47
:40+5

i was sure i was going to have the baby last night, but things have kind of calmed down a bit. i had a lot of contractions in the night and mad insomnia, but nothing that went anywhere...i didnt tell anyone here, because i didnt want to get hopes up and i didnt call my midwife because i wanted to wait till things changed. im not feeling much now. i guess this is what its going to be like for #3 it sure felt like my cervix was changing though, so if i don't go into labor in a few days ill be surprised. and
it can't be THAT much longer, right? 5 days till i have an aquarius.

on a good note i finished the sweater i was working on. it just needs buttons and i'm going to knit a soaker today (stripes..green and pink). all i can say is Thank goddness for knitting!
post #28 of 47
41+6 today - I'm a little frustrated, but on the good side, I got a really good night of sleep last night. Dh took the couch (after my 2 nights there), so I didn't get woken up by his snoring.

Nothing happening right now. Contractions have stopped, just like with ds (I had painful, false labour for a week before he was induced). I'm on the list for induction tomorrow (42 weeks) - part of me is very disappointed, part of me is relieved. This has been a very trying week for me...

On the other hand, it looks like a few mamas might be having their babies today!

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Originally Posted by a22lamia View Post
It looks like today may be the day! I've been having contractions 5-6 minutes apart since about 3:30, bloody show last night and this morning.

This is my first baby, but I am feeling very strong and ready to do this.

Hopefully I'll be posting a baby announcement today or tomorrow.

Hope everyone is doing well!
Good luck!

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Originally Posted by MamaJamie View Post
Well, ladies, this is it! Be careful what you wish for, I guess! After complaining that my pink tp led to nowhere, I started having contractions around 9pm last night. Now (it's about 3:30am) they're about 2-3 minutes apart so I'm thinking about waking up dh and ds and getting ready to head to the hospital!
Let us know how it goes!

Have a good day everyone - we're off to MIL's for a visit.
post #29 of 47
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Originally Posted by MamaFern View Post

i was sure i was going to have the baby last night, but things have kind of calmed down a bit. i had a lot of contractions in the night and mad insomnia, but nothing that went anywhere...i didnt tell anyone here, because i didnt want to get hopes up and i didnt call my midwife because i wanted to wait till things changed. im not feeling much now. i guess this is what its going to be like for #3 it sure felt like my cervix was changing though, so if i don't go into labor in a few days ill be surprised. and
it can't be THAT much longer, right? 5 days till i have an aquarius.
I am having a very similar experience with this baby (number 3 for us too). Insommnia, heavy nighttime contractions and then things stall out. My midwife says this is very common for moms having their third or fourth or fifth...

Or maybe this babe is waiting for the full moon next week. :
post #30 of 47
well we got to sleep in pretty late this morning. it is raining and ds just didn't wake up. i would have loved to sleep longer though. i really could sleep all day.

i just found out that they are turning the water off in my apartment building all day tomorrow. that would be terrible if i went into labor and the water was turned off. i'm supposed to go see the midwife tomorrow but i was sort of hoping i could get out of it. now i figure i might as well go.

my mother is coming to visit this weekend. i'm glad she is because ds keeps asking to see her, but that means i have to really really really clean the house because she is extra critical about my cleaning abilities. as it is right now i'm tired of cleaning. i have kept the house almost spotless for weeks...just incase the baby came, but i'm just tired of trying to keep it clean at this point.

i'm so sorry that everyone is sick. i stayed sick the entire i was pregnant last time and i know it is absolutely miserable, but i can't imagine being sick, pregnant, and having to take care of other kids. i hope everyone gets well soon. you don't think it is contagious over the internet do you??? haha, jk. (but actually reading all the posts is making my throat hurt.)
post #31 of 47

39+3

nothing. no signs, which i'm glad about at the moment. add me to the list of those with sick kids. my youngest woke up with a fever and is def. sick with something. i'm sure it will spread to my oldest in no time. maybe the baby will wait until this weekend and everyone will feel a bit better by then.
post #32 of 47
mykidletsandme and simplehome,
Since we are are post date and approaching that magic 42 week number and inductions.. I have to ask, did any of you think of castor oil?

I just opened that conversation with my midwife yesterday and today Im super impatient.. I just want to get it over with already, it was nothing I had ever planned and I'm not looking forward to it. I just worry more about its effects on the baby the further along I get, so each day seems like more risk.. but my appt isnt till tomorrow.

Anyone have some words of wisdom?
post #33 of 47
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Originally Posted by zahirakids View Post
I am sick...I was up all night long throwing up and had severe severe stomach cramps. They finally got a little better by 5 a.m. My dh and I are completely wiped out and to top it off we could not get a hold of my midwife only my doula we ll tried the midwifes pager,home phone and email but nothing...

She is coming today for our 39 week visit...

Off to try and rest some....
Oh, my gosh I would be SO upset if I couldn't get a hold of my midwife!!!!! I'm glad you're feeling better.
post #34 of 47
As for me... today would be a perfect day to have a baby. It's my grandfathers birthday... and he died before I was born so I'm really hoping and wishing. But I honestly don't feel like it's the day.

I have a midwife appointment tomorrow as well, and she said she'd check progress and strip me if I wanted, although I'm not sure about being stripped. I had it done before and although I went into labor after 3 days both times, I was awful crampy for those 3 days.

I thought it was IT again last night, but as soon as I actually grabbed a watch, they stopped and now I'm only contracting once an hour or so.

Hypnomama: I've heard castor oil works for about 60% of those that take it after your EDD, so it's worth a try. Some say it can cause meconium staining from baby.... but no one has ever brought proof when they argue that. (And since I haven't tried it myself, I haven't looked it up either) I'm not sure if I could do it... I gag way too easily and I'm afraid it would cause the nausea and vomiting in me.
post #35 of 47
for all the sick mamas out there. Get better NOW!

I'm 38+6 today. Had a mw appointment yesterday. We talked about the slowing fetal movement and my high sugar levels lately (I'm gestational diabetic), and they sent me for a NST and a consult with an OB. He gave me two options: go on insulin for the remainder of my pregnancy, or deliver the baby this week. We chose to deliver the baby this week. I know most of you ladies aren't keen on inductions, but I've been really worried about this baby the whole pregnancy. Something just hasn't been sitting well in my heart about his health and well being. The induction is scheduled for tomorrow morning.

So, today is officially my last day of being pregnant EVER. It feels a little weird, a little unreal, and a lot nerve-wrecking all at the same time.

So, I'm off to take dd for a bike ride. Enjoy your day, ladies!
post #36 of 47

39+2

my kidlets and me, simplehome, and everyone else approaching 42-- i really admire you guys for your patience (even though i know you probably feel like you've run out of it). know that we're all pulling for you.

just got back from the mw's, which was fine. she also took a good listen to my chest, to confirm that i do NOT have pneumonia (like grandma does, who is in horrible shape back at her home). but i confessed that i hadn't been feeling the baby move as well as i've been used to, and she thought it would be good to get a NST and read on the fluid levels. so we did that, and everything looked really great. the ultrasound tech also confirmed that like my previous 2 boys, this kid has gigantic feet, one of which he has stretched out and propped directly up against the top of my uterus (i could have told her that!). i guess the tech thought it was a pretty comical position to be in, that he is clearly making himself comfortable.

that's fine with me. i'm in no hurry. let him stay all comfy and cozy for now.

and why is it that i have a new and extremely soft, comfortable mattress, that i toss and turn on all night long, but that i can barely stay conscious for 20 minutes on a stiff, poorly angled, cold, hospital cot?

thinking of everyone today- enjoying your updates, ladies!

hcm
post #37 of 47
there are so many of us saying, "today would be the perfect day, or friday would be the perfect day." i have been doing this since 37 weeks. i was thinking friday would be the perfect day as well because my mother has a three day weekend from work. dh also does not have to work saturday or sunday.

i told my sister today that i would walk with her and my nephew in the MLK day parade on monday. she is the sponsor for the float that her company does. she had wanted us to walk. i told her we would because i thought ds would think it was fun. now that i am thinking about it it will probably be cold and a really long walk. i hope it isn't too bad.
post #38 of 47
We have snow flurries and my poor snow deprived children are out running around in it like it's a winter wonderland. Of course the neighbor is on his porch taking pictures of his kids amidst the flurries so I guess they aren't so odd. The last time they saw any snow was I think four years ago and that was barely enough to scrape a snowball together.
post #39 of 47
Don't have time to read the thread right now. Will try later this evening.

Nothing happening here. Had a Dr's appointment today but he just checks blood pressure, babies heartbeat, position etc so I have no idea where I am "at".

Feeling pretty grumpy at the moment. I am ready for this baby to come. So.....come on out baby!!
post #40 of 47
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Originally Posted by Mama_Bear View Post
for all the sick mamas out there. Get better NOW!

I'm 38+6 today. Had a mw appointment yesterday. We talked about the slowing fetal movement and my high sugar levels lately (I'm gestational diabetic), and they sent me for a NST and a consult with an OB. He gave me two options: go on insulin for the remainder of my pregnancy, or deliver the baby this week. We chose to deliver the baby this week. I know most of you ladies aren't keen on inductions, but I've been really worried about this baby the whole pregnancy. Something just hasn't been sitting well in my heart about his health and well being. The induction is scheduled for tomorrow morning.

So, today is officially my last day of being pregnant EVER. It feels a little weird, a little unreal, and a lot nerve-wrecking all at the same time.

So, I'm off to take dd for a bike ride. Enjoy your day, ladies!
and Good Luck! Can't wait to here the good news!!!
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